Join us via Zoom as we welcome three successful publishing/writing professionals, two of them Miami alumni, who will discuss the publishing process in one of our most popular events of the year. Wednesday March 1st at 730pm, register via the QR code or this link: zoom registrationContinue reading
Interview with CCA Agent and Miami Alumna, Alex Rice
On March 3rd, 2023, Creative Artist Agency Agent Alex Rice (and Miami alumna) joined the creative writing program’s Annual Publishing Symposium for a panel discussion on the publishing environment, and tips for students looking to get published or find a career in publishing. It was a fantastic event with many students turning out. I was lucky enough to be able to ask her questions on the panel, and she was generous in her answers and also in her willingness to do an interview.
–Brian Ascalon RoleyContinue reading
Writer’s Harvest 2022
UPDATE: Writer’s Harvest benefit reading and art auction raised over a thousand dollars for TOPSS, Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services (TOPSS). It featured readings from Miami University MFA graduate students and was organized by the English/CW program students and faculty along with Western College, hosted by creative writing director Brian Roley. Special thanks to K Anand-Gall and Billy Simms. While this event is held annually around Thanksgiving, TOPSS’s efforts are year round and it’s still not to late to donate on their website. Thanks to everyone.Continue reading
Visiting Professors Emily Spencer and Jen Sammons, a Miami alumna, gave a wonderful reading to a packed room from poetry and non fiction, which reached many more via live streaming.
You can check out their works below.
Fall 2022 Creative Writing Reading Series & Events
Welcome, please join us in person or by Zoom!
We have a great list of visiting writers and events this semester.
Here is the link to register to attend Writer’s Harvest benefit for hunger on Nov 21 at 6pm: Register to attend virtually on Zoom. This, our final event of Fall, is an annual benefit for hunger done in coordination between the creative writing program, Western College, and TOPSS, a local non-profit and pantry. There will be several short readings by local writers and an art auction moderated by Billy Simms.Continue reading
Faculty Spotlight: Jen Sammons
A graduate of our MFA program, Jen Sammons returns as a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach creative non-fiction. Many of our students and alumni already know her as an excellent writer, performer and teacher, but you can get to know her through a reading on November 16, 2022 in the Bachelor Reading Room at 7:30pm.
Learn more about her work here.
-Brian Ascalon Roley
The 2022 Annual Publishing Symposium Alumni Panel
Each year, publishing professionals visit us to give tips about the publishing world to the larger Miami University Creative Writing community and also meet with second year MFA students. This year our visitors included four alumni successful in the publishing world, on Friday’s panel of the two day event.
Publishing Symposium Panel
The first day of the Miami University Creative Writing program’s Annual Publishing Symposium featured a panel with an editor, agent and author.
Faculty Reading Lizzie Hutton
2022 McComb Conference Reading Series in YA Literature
Miami University’s Creative Writing program regularly hosts this popular reading series in YA Literature, bringing in prominent and interesting authors in the genre.